Images Festival and Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) are holding a joint celebration of their respective 25th and 30th anniversaries. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, starting a 3:00 pm, Ward’s Island Club House (on Ward’s Island of course) hosts an afternoon picnic and an evening featuring guest appearances by fun, drinks, food and a special sunset screening.
There is certainly reason for a joyous celebration as Images Festival and LIFT both serve to promote and improve independent film. For 30 years, LIFT has provided young filmmakers with affordable access to education and tools, while Images Festival presents an annual showcase of the most engaging, forward-thinking work out there.
In 2002, Images Festival and LIFT worked with two filmmakers to create the Tom Berner Award for individuals who, like Tom Berner, go above and beyond to support the development of independent film in the community. This year’s winner is Milada Kovacova, and the 16 mm films of past winners will show at the celebration’s dusk screening.
The party will go from 3:00 pm until 10:30 pm. Admission is free, but the ferry to get to and from the island is $7. So come join LIFT and Images on Saturday, June 28, 2012 at Ward’s Island Clubhouse.
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